grapevine

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Grapevines

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Etymology[edit]

grape +‎ vine

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grapevine (plural grapevines)

  1. The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow
    Although many grape vines have geographical names, those rarely reflect their real origin, if known at all
  2. A rumor
  3. An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.
    I heard through the grapevine that Jim will be leaving soon.
  4. (skating) A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns.

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